Holden

(58 Posts)
user1470686892 Sun 13-Nov-16 11:33:13

Whats your thoughts? It sounds nice with our tricky surname and is difficult to shorten. I know it's a surname but I don't have an issue you that.

MardyGrave Sun 13-Nov-16 11:34:15

It feels made up.

SwedishEdith Sun 13-Nov-16 11:35:29

Think Catcher in the Rye.

TuckFrump Sun 13-Nov-16 11:44:50

It's the name of an Australian car manufacturer if that would bother you. Would be like naming your child Ford.

RockyBird Sun 13-Nov-16 11:45:50

Like Amanda?

OurBlanche Sun 13-Nov-16 11:46:02

Catcher...

user1470686892 Sun 13-Nov-16 11:49:01

No Rocky like William.

InTheseFlipFlops Sun 13-Nov-16 11:49:12

My immediate thought was cars (it's the Australian name for Vauxhall) There are some fantastic holden cars though.

treaclesoda Sun 13-Nov-16 11:51:32

I'd think Catcher in the Rye.

ElspethFlashman Sun 13-Nov-16 11:53:58

Holden McGroin! grin

user1470686892 Sun 13-Nov-16 12:09:00

Honestly never heard of the Aussie cars, don't think many in the UK have so not an issue. I think the Catcher association is quite cool...at least it's not like the Exorcist one in a pp.

SausageSoda Sun 13-Nov-16 12:11:41

First thought: Amanda

FenellaMaxwell Sun 13-Nov-16 12:11:49

I think everyone will associate with Holden Caulfield, and he wasn't the most pleasant of characters....

LarrytheCucumber Sun 13-Nov-16 12:13:46

I assumed an Australian car fan too.

Chinlo Sun 13-Nov-16 12:22:40

Catcher in the Rye.

user1470686892 Sun 13-Nov-16 12:23:14

Will they really in RL? I doubt it. Can't see his school pals teasing him about a character in a book from the early 50's somehow.
Every name has a history, do Jacks get teased about the Ripper?

DomesticAnarchist Sun 13-Nov-16 12:23:43

Clerks, surely.

The name will become the child. If you like it, go with it!

octoberfarm Sun 13-Nov-16 12:25:03

FWIW, I quite like it. Unusual but it's a strong name, and none of the other associations people have mentioned stand out too much. If you like it, go for it!

AntiHop Sun 13-Nov-16 12:28:41

My first thought is that it sounds like 'hold on'. Personally I'm not a fan of surnames as first names.

EllieMentry Sun 13-Nov-16 12:29:29

I like it.

My first thought was Holden Caulfield but that's maybe showing my age!

FenellaMaxwell Sun 13-Nov-16 12:33:08

Catcher in the Rye is on the recommended reading list in schools so it's likely they would know who that was. Also, the name isn't just going to be used by his school pals. And Jack is an incredibly common name, so not quite the same as 'Holden'....

876TaylorMade Sun 13-Nov-16 13:21:44

I think about the car company here in Australia...

www.holden.com.au/

user1471950254 Sun 13-Nov-16 13:35:29

I think of Holden as being only a surname so don't like it. Sorry!

user1470686892 Sun 13-Nov-16 14:37:10

They will probably acknowledge he has the same name for about a day and that will be it, honestly can't see him getting any grief over it...you never know they just might think it's cool...I would have at 16.

WellErrr Sun 13-Nov-16 14:46:36

Your child will be told 'Hold on!! Pahahahaha!' for the rest of its life.

It's a RUBBISH first name.

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